Essential Apps: Public Transport & Uber

You’ll never miss a public transport connection in Sydney again. Having the ability to know what’s going on with buses, trains, and ferries around Sydney or how long it will take to walk somewhere is just a phone tap away with real-time apps as well as everything you need to know about using the Uber app for the rider, from taking a trip to getting help. Learn how to use the different ways to ride to reduce the cost and/or the time of your travel. Learn how to use Google Maps and the following services and track in real-time: Sydney Trains Network, All State Transit operated bus services for Sydney and Newcastle, Light Rail Services, NSW TrainLink Regional trains and coaches, and Sydney Ferries.

You need to bring your own fully charged phone/tablet and charger to be able to learn from this course.

Public Transport

  • How to download Google Maps
  • Get directions and show routes
  • Use navigation in the Google Maps app
  • Request a ride
  • Add a shortcut to places you visit often
  • See traffic or search for places along the way
  • See train & bus departures
  • Get directions without unlocking your phone
  • Set a reminder to leave for your trip
  • Plan your commute or trip


  • How to download the Uber app
  • How to create an account
  • Request a ride
  • See how far your Uber driver is
  • Minimise costs or reduce travel times
  • Estimate arrival time
  • Save places
  • Share your trip to minimise costs
  • Getting help

Please be aware that different age & models of iPhones and Android phones will have different features. The tutor will support you to get the best from your phone and direct you to suitable alternatives where required and you will be provided with an up-to-date list of websites where you can find support and additional information.

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